America Marks 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Fifty years after the March on Washington, the nation honors the day that changed history and looks forward to the future of civil rights. INSIDE EDITION reports.
It's a day that will live in history: the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
LeAnn Rimes sang "Amazing Grace" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where, on August 28th, 1963, a quarter of a million people heard Dr. Martin Luther King deliver his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
Fifty years later, three U.S. Presidents honored that historic moment: former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joined America's first African-American President Barack Obama, who was introduced by the ringing of an historic bell.
The bell comes from the Birmingham, Alabama church where four little girls were killed in a bombing in 1963, just two weeks after the March on Washington.
President Obama began to speak to the crowd at 3:05 p.m., the exact moment Dr. King came to the microphone for his historic speech 50 years ago.
Some of the most famous faces in America also spoke, including two daughters of presidents, Caroline Kennedy, and sixty-nine-year-old Lynda Bird Johnson Robb. Oprah Winfrey stirred up the crowd on a rainy day in the nation's capital.
Actors Jamie Foxx and The Butler's Forest Whitaker were there.
Trayvon Martin's parents sang "Blowin' In The Wind," the same song performed by Peter, Paul and Mary at the 1963 march.
A moving commemoration for a day America will never forget.
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